LAN: Local Area Network

 

 

  1. What are 4 different types of LANs?

http://www.more.net/technical/research/network/bestpractices/general.html

 

  1. What are 3 types of network topologies?  Explain each.

http://www.its.bldrdoc.gov/fs-1037/dir-024/_3535.htm

topologies

  1. What different types of media are used for networks?

http://www.hometoys.com/howto/chapter03/cisco/cisco.htm

 

  1. What is the NIC (Network Interface Card)? What is it used for?

http://www.linktionary.com/n/nic.html

 

  1. What does a collision refer to on a network?

http://www.erg.abdn.ac.uk/users/gorry/course/lan-pages/csma-cd.html

 

  1. What is SQE (Signal Quality Error)?

http://www.national.com/kbase/category/Networks.html

 

  1. What is "CSMA/CD"?

http://www.erg.abdn.ac.uk/users/gorry/course/lan-pages/csma-cd.html

 

  1. What is meant by "promiscuous mode"?

http://searchsecurity.techtarget.com/sDefinition/0,,sid14_gci518283,00.html

 

  1. What are Wireless LANs?  How do they work?

http://www.wlana.org/index.html

 

  1. Why is the MAC address always unique?

http://www.duxcw.com/faq/network/mac.htm

 

  1. What is a HUB?

http://www.webopedia.com/TERM/h/hub.html

 

  1. What is a Switch?  How does it differ from a HUB?

http://computer.howstuffworks.com/lan-switch.htm

 

  1. What is the function of a router?

http://www.webopedia.com/TERM/R/router.html

 

  1. What is a driver?

http://www.webopedia.com/TERM/d/driver.html

 

  1. Does a network have an operating system? Explain.

http://compnetworking.about.com/library/glossary/bldef-nos.htm